WSU announces women’s soccer 2017 recruiting class


FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s soccer program has announced eight additions for the 2017 season. Joining the Raiders will be Erin Graefen, Caitlyn Grooms, Destiny Johnson, Hannah Poe, Rian Reid, Emily Rotterman, Kayla Schrubb and Miranda Thomas.

Graefen (Plainfield, Ill. Central), a forward/midfielder, was an All-Southwest Prairie Conference selection as a sophomore and junior (Illinois plays its girls’ soccer season in the spring). A three-time team MVP, she also received all-area recognition by The Herald News three times and was All-Section Ten twice. Graefen’s club team, the Chicago Fire Juniors West, was a state cup finalist.

Grooms (New Richmond/Cincinnati McNicholas), a forward/midfielder, scored five goals and added seven assists for the Rockets as a senior despite being injured half the season. She tallied six goals as a junior, earning Second Team All-Greater Catholic League Central Division honors, and had eight goals as a sophomore. McNicholas advanced to the regional finals in 2015 after winning the Division II state title in 2014.

Grooms’ club team, Kings Hammer Academy, was in the final eight nationally in 2015.

Johnson (Zanesville), a midfielder, scored 68 career goals with 27 assists, including 21 goals and 10 assists as a senior. She played on three East Central Ohio League championship teams and one sectional championship team. Johnson was an All-Ohio selection, the 2015 ECOL Player of the Year, and the 2016 East District Player of the Year.

Poe (Union, Ky. Ryle), a forward/midfielder, scored four goals and had six assists as a senior. A three-time all-region selection, she was an East Second Team All-State honoree as a sophomore as well as district MVP.

Reid (Columbus Worthington), a forward, tallied six goals and seven assists as a senior as she was named Second Team All-Ohio Capital Conference for the second straight year. The Cardinals finished 13-4-1 and advanced to the district finals.

Rotterman (Burlington Nelson, Ontario, Canada), a midfielder, was a team captain and MVP as a sophomore and junior and finished her high school career with 18 goals despite not playing as a senior to focus on club season. She was a five-year team captain for her club team, the Burlington Bayhawks, and led them to the Elite Division title.

Schrubb (Piqua), a forward, comes to Wright State after playing the past two seasons at Indiana State. In 2016, she appeared in 16 matches with 10 starts, scoring the game-winning goal against Drake. Schrubb played in 16 matches with 14 starts as a freshman as she saw action as a defender.

A Second Team All-Ohio honoree for the Indians as a senior, Schrubb was the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division Athlete of the Year as she scored 14 goals and added seven assists. She was also selected First Team All-GWOC North in 2012 and 2013 and Second Team in 2011. Schrubb’s club team, the Ohio Galaxies, won the 2014 state championship.

Thomas (Strongsville), a goalkeeper, posted 16 shutouts and allowed just four goals her senior season, leading the Mustangs to an 18-1-1 record and an appearance in the regional semifinals. Her club team, the Cleveland Futbol Club, was a six-time Ohio North state champion, won a regional title in 2014 and placed third in the 2014 USYS Nationals.

Story provided by WSU Athletic Media Relations. (wsuraiders.com)

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